On This Day

What Happened in June 1709

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 27 Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 25 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 14 Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 30 Edward Lhuyd, Welsh scientist (b. 1660)